Gus Burton's 2021 BMW
Gus Burton receiving the BrandsHatch GT4 Winners trophy 2021
Gus Burton in a helmet ready to race

Introduction

I am an 18 year old from Kelvedon in Essex and I have just gained my IB (International Baccalaureate) having completed sixth form. Fascinated by everything motorised since a toddler, I am now pursuing my boyhood dream of becoming a professional racing driver.
2020 was my maiden season in pro-category senior racing in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Championship with Century Motorsport. It was a very successful season in which I was crowned vice-champion having notched up 16 podiums from 17 races completed, with 5 wins, 2 poles and 6 fastest laps from 19 races.
I am delighted to continue my partnership with Century Motorsport in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship, competing in a BMW M4 in the GT4 category.

"Having enjoyed a highly successful maiden season in 2020 with Century Motorsport, I have relished the challenge of helping them regain the British GT4 crown in 2021"

Education

Felsted School has been a large part of my life as I spent 6 days a week there during term-time. I have been fortunate to attend Felsted since Reception, aged 4, and I’ve loved the fact that you could do sport literally every day of the week. I have just completed Upper Sixth studying IB (International Baccalaureate) that consumed a lot of my time. IB required me to study 6 subjects and, amongst those, I chose Maths and Physics as I am keen to study Motorsport Engineering at university. Felsted has been a large part of my life but, regrettably, I was unable to dedicate time in sixth form to its team sports, such as rugby, as my focus was on motorsport - whether gym work, simulator training, on-track testing or motorsport competition.

Life

One great thing about a boarding school environment is that you make life-long friendships and I enjoyed socialising with my school-mates whenever I could. I am fortunate to have the backing of my family and the support of my school and friends, as taking part in an individual sport away from school and home can be quite lonely and challenging. It’s down to me to prepare well and perform well. Yes, I need a great team behind me, and I am part of a extremely professional team in Century Motorsport, the exclusive BMW race team in British GT, that has an enviable track record in British GT racing.
Race preparation keeps me busy with daily mindfulness, simulator training and races as well as physical training. However, I also love skiing in winter-time and the moment the racing seasons ends, my mind immediately switches to the winter season in the mountains. Another benefit of Felsted School is its encouragement of Making A Difference by Giving Back. (click here to find out more)

Gus Burton wearing a white balaclava